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Bus tours are a hit with locals in their own backyard

Meg Protzman, 16, a Girl Scout from Catonsville, donned 18th-century garb to serve as a docent on Saturday’s bus tours of the historical sites and events in her community.

The community of Catonsville, MD, proved in early May, a bus tour does not have to travel to far off destinations. Buses were a big hit when community leaders decided to give local residents a closer look at the nearby historical landmarks that have forged the community over the course of its 200-year history.

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When the rub wears off the tire, where does it go?

The mechanical function of the tire casing is to contain the air pressure that supports the vehicle load, assure the function of the suspension by absorbing road irregularities, resist lateral drifting and centrifugal force, and transmit the torque necessary to move and stop the vehicle.

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Boost to benefit package is now in jeopardy

Come December certain provisions of the American Recovery Act of 2009 will expire. The pre-tax $230 per month employee commuter benefit could revert to the former rate of $120 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) allows. Or… this temporary spike in the monthly limit will stand permanently as a cost of living increase.

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The Caio G3400 is on the road

Caio North America, LLC, headed by Mark Middleton, is based in McDonough, GA, and distributes the 35-foot G3400 and 45-foot G3600 commercial buses, develops the North American market and initiates a parts and service network.

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Techno-travelers need their toys

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The prevalence of portable electronics appears to change the dynamics of how Americans make travel choices. So says the latest study from the DePaul University Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development Chicago, IL. Chaddick Institute Director Joe Schwieterman says in this day and age easy access to digital technology is an absolute must for the future success of public transport.

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Tourists leave home for where the buffalo roam

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The effort the rangers make to round up more than 1,200 head of buffalo each fall for the annual branding, sorting and vaccinating of the herd enthrall visitors who visit Custer State Park. This one-of-a-kind Old West event drew more than 12,000 people last year to watch the buffalo rumble by from a designated safe viewing area.

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Journey to the end of the earth

Alfred Lomas is on the other side of some tough going. It started 35 years ago at age 12 with his “jump-in” initiation into the Florencia 13, a nearly unavoidable move considering his neighborhood that ensnared him in the world of violence and drugs that forever dogs street gang members.

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Repair or replace, that is the question

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In the mop up after an accident, one final item on the list is to tend to the damaged coach. The question is often whether to repair or replace, with several mitigating scenarios in play where there is no one answer.

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Fabulous Coach grows, diversifies and certifies

Asked how he fared through the worst of the recession, Ray Land says his customers have been struggling. Asked what he has done to keep his company solvent through tough times of late, he says he diversified to offer an alternative that would neither devalue his top-tier brand nor demean a certain cross section of his clientele.

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Get your kit together and protect that parking brake from freezing

I recently came across a solution specifically related to preventing the parking brake from freezing — a device anyone can make in the garage.

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